CAFCO® 3000 ES
ISOLATEK® Type 3000 ES

Quick Resources

CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES is a gypsum based, Wet Mix Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Material that is designed to allow the material to remain in the hose up to 72 hours (such as overnight or over the weekend) without the need to purge with water. This improves job site productivity by reducing both wash-out and start up times when used in conjunction with CAFCO 3000 / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES.

CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES’s physical properties, combined with superior fire resistive performance and application efficiencies, make it the ideal choice for high rise structures with time sensitive deadlines.

  • CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES provides all of the benefits of CAFCO 3000 / ISOLATEK Type 3000, along with the elimination of washout and reduced start up times, thus increasing productivity.
    Exceeds industry in-place physical performance standards.
  • Offers LEED building credits for recycled content.
  • Its light red color provides an easily identifiable marker to clearly indicate its use.
Product Uses

Designed for use in conjunction with CAFCO 3000 / ISOLATEK Type 3000 to provide delayed set time, thereby allowing slurry to remain in the hose for up to 72 hours.

Fire Tests & Approvals

In order to meet the performance and durability criteria set forth by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and other major industry specifying organizations, CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES has undergone the most rigorous testing in accordance with the world’s most demanding safety protocols.

Cellulosic – ANSI/UL263 (ASTM E119) – Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

This cellulosic fire test is traditionally used to evaluate materials for use in the protection of modern day commercial structures. This test reaches 1000°F (537°C) after 5 minutes and gradually reaches a temperature of 2000°F (1093°C) after a period of up to 4 hours.

CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES is classified by Underwriters Laboratories for up to 4 hours protection in accordance with the cellulosic fire test and is listed within various UL Designs.

UL Classification Mark

The UL Classification Mark indicates compliance with global requirements as it relates to a specific risk or casualty. With the Classification service, UL determines that a manufacturer has demonstrated the ability to produce a product complying with UL’s requirements with respect to one or more of the following:

  • Specific risk, e.g., casualty, fire, etc.
  • Performance under specific conditions
  • Compliance with regulatory codes
  • Compliance with specific standards such as international standards
  • Other condition, as determined by UL

All of the products carrying a UL Classification Mark are covered by UL’s Follow-Up Services program to verify that products carrying the UL Classification Mark continue to be manufactured in compliance with UL’s safety requirements.

Evaluation Service Report

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has conducted a technical evaluation on CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES. The result of the evaluation process assures that the CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES is in compliance with the International Building Code (IBC).

Major Specification and Approval Compliance

CAFCO 3000 ES / ISOLATEK Type 3000 ES complies with the requirements of the following specifications:

  • MasterSpec®, Section 078100 Applied Fireproofing (AIA)
  • MasterFormat® 2014, Section 07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing (CSC,CSI)
  • Unified Facilities Guide Specification, UFGS 07 81 00 Spray-Applied Fireproofing (USACE, NAVFAC, AFCEC, NASA)
  • Master Construction Specifications, Number 07 81 00 Applied Fireproofing (VA)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40 Protection of the Environment (EPA)
  • PBS-P100, Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Services (GSA)
ASTM Physical Performance StandardsTest Performance*
Spray-Applied Fire Resistive Materials (SFRM’s)
Physical PropertyASTM StandardMasterSpec® Performance RequirementsCAFCO 3000 ES
Surface Burning CharacteristicsASTM E84Flame Spread: 10 or less
Smoke Developed: 0
DensityASTM E60515 pcf (240 kg/m3)18 pcf (288 kg/m3)
Cohesion / Adhesion (Bond Strength)ASTM E7361,000 psf (47.9 kPa)>1,500 psf (71.8 kPa)
DeflectionASTM E759No cracks, spalling, or delaminationNo cracks, spalling, or delamination
Bond ImpactASTM E760No cracks, spalling, or delaminationNo cracks, spalling, or delamination
Compressive StrengthASTM E7611,440 psf (68.9 kPa)>6,500 psf (311.2 kPa)
CorrosionASTM E937Does not promote corrosion of steelDoes not promote corrosion of steel
Air ErosionASTM E859Max. 0.025 g/ft.20.000 g/ft.2 (0.000 g/m2)
Fungal ResistanceASTM G21Zero Growth After 28 daysZero Growth After 28 days
CombustibilityASTM E136NoncombustibleNoncombustible
*Based on independent laboratory tests under controlled conditions.
Product Name
Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
Application Guides
Certificate of Compliance
CAFCO® 3000 ES
ISOLATEK® Type 3000 ES

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